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US will have 15 million IPTV homes by 2020: Study 22 September 2016

According to a new study by UBS, Internet based TV services will reach 15 million US homes by 2020. The prediction is based on the growing popularity of the IPTV services such as Sling TV and soon to be launched DirecTV Now. Dish Network’s Sling TV closes in on 1 million users this year. The report …

SVOD Catches up with Free services in UK 22 September 2016

UK has always been lagging behind from US and Canada when it comes to the adoption of subscription video streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. However, according to a recent research carried out by RBC Capital Markets, Netflix has been seen taking grounds among UK’s free VOD Platform providers. Among UK internet users surveyed in …

Netflix expands to Poland with Localized on-demand service 21 September 2016

Striking back to the doubters who suggested the video streaming platform is “irrelevant” in Eastern Europe, Netflix revealed its plans to offer fully localized video streaming services for Polish audience. The company revealed the new service will have polish language, polish currency and many Polish shows. Netflix has been criticized for simply porting its Hollywood …

Future of TV is in Millennials’ hands in Indonesia 07 September 2016

The issue that was discussed most at the Indonesia ICT Summit in Jakarta was that the future of free-to-air television dominance in country’s video streaming business is in the hands of young adults. The country recently welcomed video streaming services like Netflix, iflix and Hooq and has been doing well specially among young adults. Al Greeny S. Dewayanti, commercial director …

Mobile Social Video viewing to reach 7.4 Billion Minutes by 2025 22 August 2016

According to a recent research from The Diffusion Group, the role of smartphones in total video viewing is set to increase tremendously over time. The mobile per capita use in USA currently stands at 8.6 hours a week, as compared to the 8.2 hours spent in watching broadband video. Social networking comprises of 4 hours of screen …

Shutting of Torrent is good news for Video Streaming services in India 17 August 2016

The sudden demise of BitTorrent players – website Kickass Torrents (KAT) and search engine Torrentz has left Torrent lovers across the globe in gloom, including India. However, it is a good news certainly for OTT and video on demand platform providers, as this will lessen piracy and bring users under the legal video-streaming umbrella. The outlook on Indian …

European Commission wants video streaming services to have 20% European content 19 May 2016

According to a leaked report obtained by EurActiv.com, the European Commission will soon ask online video streaming services like Netflix to offer at least 20% European content. It is expected to be revealed on 25th May. Policy changes on e-commerce and geo-blocking is also expected. Under the new directives, countries in the EU can force …

DVDs dying due to video streaming services 18 May 2016

According to research by Strategy Analytics, DVD rental and buying market is falling in the UK. DVDs were 75% of the home video market in 2011. It has dropped to 40% today and is expected to come down to 13% by 2021. The major reason behind this is video streaming services and downloads over the …

Amazon takes on Netflix 28 April 2016

Amazon is upping its game to challenge other video streaming services like Netflix. As Netflix is reportedly going to increase prices, Amazon looks to cash in on the moment by providing a monthly plan at 8.99 USD instead of the earlier yearly only plans. To counter price increase, Netflix is offering late increase in prices …

Cord cutting challenged by internet speeds 26 April 2016

Almost every main stream TV channel is available through internet video streaming services. Cutting the cord is an option for many seeking independence from high costs of cable. But the biggest challenge to internet based TV is internet speeds. Netflix and other video streaming services recommend 5 Mbps. What is to be noted here that …

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